Cala Major beach – sandy beach close to the capital, also known as Cala Mayor. Cala Major is located on the bay closest to the centre of Palma, around four kilometres to the west to the city. It offers a wide range of facilities. The beach was improved and extended some years ago with fine-grained sand, which was shipped to Cala Mayor by boat. The water is clear, and high waves are a seldom sight.
The beach is 250 metres long and around 50 metres wide. It is divided into two areas by a small pier, perfect for some sunbathing. Cala Major beach is surrounded by a beach resort offering all sorts of hotels, bars and restaurants.
On the beach, there are sun loungers and parasols available for hire, as well as public showers and toilets. Ramps facilitate access and lifeguards are on duty. Pets are not allowed on the beach.
The beach is child-friendly. The water deepens slowly and annoying waves are rare. However, there is not much room to play during the height of summer.
It is possible to rent water bikes, but apart from that there are no water sports activities. Behind the beach, there is a sea front with a fine selection of restaurants and beach bars.
The beach is popular during the height of summer, particularly on Sundays when the Majorcans also go to the beach. On days like these, it may be difficult to find a parking space in the streets behind the beach.